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New Navara continues Nissan ute heritage

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

Disco Sport starts new era

The Discovery Sport is a clever blend of traditional Land Rover and Range Rover design values with a crisp modern profile.

Land Rover's new Discovery Sport is set to fill the gap between the Japanese and German SUVs perfectly.

Subaru's Outback with six of the best

The Subaru Outback 3.6R Sport Premium looks very much the rest of the Outback range - but under its bonnet is a larger engine with the most grunt.

If you want a Subaru Outback wagon with the most grunt and the sharpest performance, then the model with six cylinders under the bonnet is the vehicle of choice.

Super velocity Range Rover is special gallery

Raining Datsun cogs on photography day, but never has 405kW been so ably deployed in such conditions.

The stunning Range Rover Sport SVR is the most powerful Land Rover ever, yet it’s still a sophisticated SUV befitting the badge.

Upgrade adds spice to Tiguan

R-Line upgrade adds spice to the VW Tiguan's exterior.

Just as there's now an R-Line version of the Golf, so too the Tiguan 2WD.

Benz readies SUV blitz

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, which will be available from September with diesel and petrol engines and as an AMG model.

Within a few months the German luxury vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will have at least 20 different SUVs on sale in New Zealand.

Land Rover creates one-of-a-kind Defender

''Defender 2,000,000'' has been created to be a tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover production in the Solihull plant, UK.

Land Rover reveals a unique vehicle to commemorate a Series Land Rover and Defender milestone.

A right royal Range Rover

This is no gas-guzzler, Her Majesty the Queen's new Range Rover is a hybrid, her subjects will be able to order theirs next year.

Queen's fourth ''State Review'' vehicle from Land Rover made its debut during her recent birthday celebrations.

New Benz SUV range revealed

A new Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe.

Mercedes-Benz unveils an eight-model fleet of new GLE SUVs in Germany that will soon arrive in NZ.

New Holden ute targets Ranger Wildtrak

The new flagship of Holden's ute range, the Colorado Z71.

Holden has taken aim at Ford's popular Wildtrak Ranger variant with a rivalling flagship Colorado called the Z71.

Ford Wildtrak revealed gallery

Ford has revealed its flagship 2015 Ranger Wildtrak ute.

Ford has revealed its smartest and safest workhorse ute.

Renault ute teased

Renault has teased its new Nissan Navara based ute.

Renault is ready to whip the covers off its four-door ute.

New BMW X1 unveiled

BMW has revealed its new X1 SUV.

Entry level BMW SUV now offers choice of front- or four-wheel drive.

Hyundai confirms baby SUV plans

The China-only Hyundai ix25 paved the way for Hyundai's upcoming Creta.

Hyundai confirms plans to build a city-sized SUV to rival the likes of Mazda's CX-3 and the Honda HR-V.

Big Ford truck sadly not for us

Ford's King Ranch F-150 at a special photo shoot at the King Ranch from which the name was derived, undertaken by Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer.

Ford is big on promoting its global sourcing of vehicles, however, here's one we all want but they won't give us.

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

The Honda Odyssey L - similar on the outside to its sibling the S - but all leather and luxury on the inside.

Luxury is the simple difference between the two versions of Honda's latest Odyssey people-mover available in NZ.

Hey ute owners! Want a Demilitarised Zone Special?

See it? A SsangYong Actyon militarised ute, resplendent in its camo paint.

If you thought you'd seen everything on the ute market in New Zealand, SsangYong will have thinking again.

A more menacing Mercedes-Benz G-wagen gallery

Prindiville's Indomitable G based on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG G-wagen.

A British visual tuning company has endeavoured to make the Mercedes-Benz G-wagen even more aggressive looking.

Photos leak of 2016 Toyota HiLux

Leaked photos have revealed more details about the 2016 Toyota HiLux.

Fresh interior and exterior pics reveal a less worksite-oriented HiLux.

Subaru Outback's double task

Subaru's new Outback, now facing a double task.

Subaru's new Outback has a double task - to continue the model's career as a crossover vehicle, and to replace the now non-existent Legacy wagon.

Mercedes G-Class gains new AMG heart

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class benefits from changes inside and out.

Detuned C63 AMG motor to join SUV lineup.

Crossovers we thought we'd never see

Bentley Bentayga

It was Porsche who discovered what a good money-spinner SUVs could be and many have since jumped on the bandwagon.

All the dirt on the new Triton video

Absolutely caked in mud, a Mitsubishi Triton ute stands proud at Boomrock Station north-west of Wellington.

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

New Kia Sorento launched

The new Kia Sorento

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

Honda's CRV 2WD S reaches NZ

Honda's new CRV 2WD S.

Honda has confirmed the New Zealand price for its new addition to the 2015 CRV line-up, the 2WD S.

Range Rover turned into luxury ute

Startech's new Range Rover ute.

Startech-tweaked Range Rover puts a new spin on SUVs.

Kodo brings style to the SUV class

The CX-3 marks the most successful use yet of Mazda's Kodo design language. At the rearmost part of the glasshouse, the C-pillars are glazed over but do supply light to the rear and luggage areas.

Mazda's new model offensive just doesn't stop.

Everybody's building luxury SUVs

Jaguar's F-Pace looks just as you'd expect an SUV to look, when it's created by a maker of sportscars and luxury sedans. Its biggest competitor, ironically, is likely to be the recently-introduced Land-Rover Discovery Sport.

OPINION: Why is everyone making SUVs, crossovers and light passenger trucks?.

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